THINGS TO DO IN CORNWALL WHEN YOU VISIT OUR LOVELY HOLIDAY COTTAGE BY THE SEA
You’ll want to enjoy your stay with us here at Cove View to the full. Whether you’re looking for some adventure or are just happy to relax, dine and take gentle strolls along the coast, there is plenty for you to do. We’ve provided a handy guide to the local areas on this page.
Where to go walking
With 630 miles of the South West Coast Path just outside your door, you are sure to be in a great location here at Cove View.
Start your walk from the apartment past Mayon Cliff and head South to Land’s End or head North along Whitesands Bay toward Cape Cornwall. From there, look out from the Heinz Monument for a spot of seal watching. The South West Coast Path is an invigorating walk around some rocky headlands, with secluded coves along the way, and spectacular views across Port Quin Bay to The Mouls.
An inspiring route in the springtime when puffins, gannets and kittiwakes nest noisily on the cliffs, and the flowers on the gorse are fresh and bright and birds call from the blossom-clad bushes. And in the winter, nothing quite beats wrapping up warm on a crisp day to walk whilst watching the majestic Cornish waves crashing ashore.
Please be aware of local tide times and weather forecasts as the weather can change on a sixpence!
PLACES TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO
There is plenty to keep you occupied in the local area
Click on each tab for a few ideas and see what peaks your interest
Whitesands Bay – the beach your private terrace overlooks!
Porthcurno Beach – delightful sandy beach beside the Minack
Porthchapel Beach – a private, secluded and sandy beach
Pedn Vounder Beach
Porthmeor & Porthminster Beaches (St. Ives)
ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY
Surfing at Sennen
A weekly market hosted on a Tuesday morning, 9.30 – 12.30. Fantastic local produce, local artists, crafts and a cafe. Well worth a visit and a great place to take a bit of Sennen home with you!
Just a 3-minute walk down to the quay from the apartment is the Roundhouse Gallery selling all sorts of wonderful art. There are many more galleries in the nearby towns of Penzance and St. Ives.
Sennen Lifeboat Station
Sennen is lucky enough to have its very own Lifeboat Station hosting two lifeboats. The station is open to viewing and has a small shop with proceeds going to support the RNLI.
Perched above the sea, the Minack Theatre is a 15-minute drive from the apartment. This unique theatre is built into the stone of the cliff and hosts wonderful productions all year round.
A 20 minute journey into Penzance and you can find the historic outdoor pool boasting a geothermal pool – this is a naturally heated sea pool that reaches temperatures of up to 35 degrees – nice and toasty!
EXPLORE IN CORNWALL
If you like to experience the hustle and bustle of Cornwall life (combined with restaurants and art galleries) then head to St. Ives – just a 35-minute drive or take the scenic branch-line train from Lelant Saltings for wonderful view across the estuary and coast.
Just a 20-minute drive will take you to Penzance where you will find all the high street names, alongside unique shops selling Cornish gifts and produce. Penzance Station is on the main railway line from London.
A 25-minute drive takes you to this fishing village where you will find restaurants, art galleries and the home of the famous Mousehole Christmas Lights.
St Michael’s Mount
St. Michael’s Mount is a historic part of Cornish culture, boasting fabulous gardens and a castle to explore.
A short 10-minute drive (or 30-minute walk along the South West Coast Path) will take you to the most westerly point in Great Britain – the famous Land’s End with activities for all the family.